Explor.exe Trojan

  allstar 22:22 16 Mar 04
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Hi

I was doing a virus scan - the first for a couple of weeks - and AVG detected a trojan dialer.6.s

I moved it to the virus vault and delted it from there.

However, i was downloading Galactic Conquest mod for BF1942 and a message came up saying that the trojan had been detected in the system restore. I disabled system restore and did a virus check but nothing was found.

My question is - have i eliminated the bug or not?

  VoG II 22:24 16 Mar 04

Yes, if it was in a restore point it will have gone. Don't forget to re-enable System Restore if you haven't already.

  allstar 22:26 16 Mar 04

Vog

Thanks for the quick reply.

The thing is, is that i deleted the virus then later on it detected it in system restore. Would it have automatically deleted it when i disabled system restore and ran the virus check?

  VoG II 22:39 16 Mar 04

When you disable System Restore all the existing restore points are, in effect, deleted. So it has gone.

  allstar 22:41 16 Mar 04

VoG

Thanks for the reply. Much appreciated.

  gudgulf 22:42 16 Mar 04

If there is a virus in system restore your anti virus program will not be able to access it--so it can only be removed by deleting all your restore points.Disabling system restore does exactly that so there would be nothing for the virus scan to find---your system is clean.

  VoG II 23:04 16 Mar 04

When you disable System Restore all the existing restore points are, in effect, deleted. So it has gone.

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